Happy 1st Blogiversary Fit and Fed!

by Mary on November 29, 2012

chocolate beer cake with one lit birthday candle

chocolate porter cake

Fit and Fed just marked its one year anniversary! Here are a few of my favorite moments from the first year:

  • My son, while I was out of town, looking up the Kabocha Coconut Curry recipe on the blog and cooking it for the family for dinner.
  • My husband pointing out that I had started to call our Nikon DSLR, which I had always thought of as his, ‘my camera.’
  • Going back to a few early posts to re-shoot the photos and noting the improvement in my photography and writing since then.
  • The blog re-design by my husband that took Fit and Fed from a generic WordPress site to something more individual and creative.
  • Reader comments! Thank you for reading and responding, this blog would not exist without you!

My first reader feedback on a recipe came from Beth, who let me know that the Sweet Potato Vegetable Soup with Ginger, Cilantro, Coconut & Lime was delicious. My latest feedback was on that very same soup. Gena commented,

“Mary, I made this soup for a dinner party and everyone loved it so much that they all asked for the recipe.”

That makes my day!

One comment that really tickled me was from Cindy, who made the Arugula Watermelon Salad:

“I made this for dinner tonight, it came together so quick and everyone loved it! Including Mr. Picky 4 year old that won’t eat anything besides hash browns and chicken nuggets. Thanks for a great recipe!!”

I was pleased to know that my recipe got a four-year-old chicken-nugget-ivore to happily eat his greens.

Finally, and just in time to make it into the first year, I began to hit my first traffic goal of an average of 100 visitors a day. No telling whether that will last past the Thanksgiving-to-Christmas entertaining season, but I’m enjoying the visitors for now.

Oh, and that chocolate porter cake? If you want the recipe, it’s here.

Google Analytics chart of Fit and Fed’s first year traffic

{ 8 comments… read them below or add one }

Millie December 5, 2012 at 5:14 pm

Congratulations on your one year mark.


mary December 5, 2012 at 10:46 pm
Jane December 6, 2012 at 1:25 am

Yay, congrats!! Here’s to another year! 🙂
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Kiersten December 7, 2012 at 3:52 pm

Congratulations! I hope your second year is even bigger and better! 😀
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mary December 9, 2012 at 10:02 pm

Thank you, Kiersten! I hope so, too!
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Hannah December 7, 2012 at 10:22 pm

Wow, it’s really only been one year? I could have sworn it was longer, but regardless, that’s a huge accomplishment. Congratulations on your first Blogaversary, and best wishes on many more to come!
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mary December 9, 2012 at 10:03 pm

Thanks, Hannah!
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Yankeepants December 12, 2012 at 4:00 am

Happy Blogiversay, Mary! Blogs are a heck of a lot of work, and yours is dependably lovely and inspiring. Please keep at it, for your admiring fans like me! 🙂
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